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Which of the following alkyl halides undergoes hydrolysis with aqueous $$KOH$$ at the fastest rate?


A
CH3CH2CH2Cl
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B
CH3CH2Cl
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C
CH3CH2CH2CH2Cl
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D
CH3CH2CH(Br)CH3
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Solution

The correct option is D $$CH_3CH_2CH(Br)CH_3$$
Aqueous $$KOH$$ is alkaline in nature. These hydroxide ions act as a strong nucleophile and replace the halogen atom in an alkyl halide. This results in the formation of alcohol molecules. Therefore option D is correct. 

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